Posts tagged "sustainability"
Design Intelligence;FASHION - event in New York on September 18–19

Design Intelligence;FASHION – event in New York on September 18–19

Design Intelligence;FASHION is a full two-day creative and knowledge-sharing experience taking place in New York on September 18–19. The event offers workshops, lectures, networking and different social activities. While the workshops and the social activities are by invitation only the lectures on September 19 are open for the public. The lectures are free; no tickets...
Sense & sustainability

Sense & sustainability

From July the 21st to September 23rd, 2012 the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve (Basque Country) will serve as the scene of the international contemporary art project Sense & Sustainability, curated by Alberto Sánchez Balmisa and organized by the Fundación 2012 Fundazioa. Sense & Sustainability includes 10 site specific installations developed by 10 international artists. They have developed...
Waste bin by Mines Above Ground

Waste bin by Mines Above Ground

The new Malmö based company Mines Above Ground has recently launched The Bin – a simple and stylish waste bin with the unique ability to sort waste into four compartments. The company is founded by Liv Andersson together with Petra Lilja and Jenny Nordberg, both from the design- and innovation studio Apokalyps Labotek. The business concept of...
Be NICE - help change the world of fashion

Be NICE – help change the world of fashion

Today, the latest venture by Nordic Fashion Association is launched: an online campaignhelping consumers make conscious choices and changing consumer behavior. The goal of the campaign entitled NICE (Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical) is to have the industry join forces, share knowledge and change the way business is being done by raising consumers’ awareness of...
Design tourism at the Milan Design Week… and some memorable moments

Design tourism at the Milan Design Week… and some memorable moments

David Report is just back from two days at the Milan Design Week. We had the normal “Groundhog Day experience” (it’s our 23rd year in a row) – Milan in April is an epicenter of design where the latest products are presented for news-starving journalists and bloggers. As well Milan Design Week is an “office party”...
Portable rechargeable solar lamp

Portable rechargeable solar lamp

The O’SUN NOMAD solar lamp has been designed to meet a need, or rather several very different needs, to improve the quality of life of its users and to promote sustainable development. NOMAD is designed by Alain Gilles. The NOMAD solar lamp has been designed for very different worlds. First of all, (A) to meet the...
Aesthetic sustainability

Aesthetic sustainability

Aesthetic sustainability is about rethinking sustainability. About moving away from decomposition and recreation and towards recycling and minimal consumption. Away from viewing products as having a life cycle (birth and death) and towards anti-consumption (or at least minimal consumption) and products that last a lifetime. The ultimate sustainability must be buying a few, good things...
The City 2.0 winner of TED prize 2012

The City 2.0 winner of TED prize 2012

The TED Prize  is awarded annually to an exceptional individual which receive $100,000. However, for the first time the prize is being awarded to an idea – City 2.0 – the kind of important idea our planet’s future depends on. It’s a challenge for everyone in the TED Community to be part of radical collaboration on one...
Enlightened Waste at London Design Festival

Enlightened Waste at London Design Festival

As part of the 2011 London Design festival, Marion Friedmann Gallery presents Enlightened Waste, the first UK exhibition to showcase the work of French-Mexican designer Thierry Jeannot and Austrian artist Gisela Stiegler. Both Thierry Jeannot  and Gisela Stiegler use waste packaging material to create enchanting light sculptures. The exhibition will be conceived as a magnificent...
“Water Is Life” Poster Competition

“Water Is Life” Poster Competition

In honor of the upcoming World Water Week August 21-27, when environmental leaders from across the globe will convene in Stockholm – Duravit has sponsored the Water is Life poster competition that calls students and young artists to action through artistic interpretation. The posters are now part of a traveling exhibition currently stopped at Duravit’s headquarters in...